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Interesting (but Incomplete) History of Indigenous Peoples of Afg...
by Emily Stehr

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English

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300

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May 24, 2017

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Interesting (but Incomplete) History of Indigenous Peoples of Afghanistan<br /><br />Word Origin and History of Afghan:<br />“1) Also, Afghani; a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan. 2) Pashto.<br />“Name of the people of Afghanistan, technically only correctly applied to the Durani Afghans; Old Afghan chronicles trace the name to an Afghana, son of Jeremiah, son of Israelite King Saul, from whom they claimed descent, but this is a legend. The name is first attested in Arabic in al-‘Utbi’s ‘History of Sultan Mahmud’ written circa 1030 CE [BC] and was in use in India from 13th century. Attested from 1833 as a type of blanket or wrap (in full, Afghan shawl); 1973 as a style of sheepskin coat; 1877 as a type of carpet; 1895 as a breed of hunting dog.”<br />http://www.dictionary.com/browse/afghan<br /><br />William Hough; A Narrative of the March and Operations of the Army of the Indus: In the Expedition Into Affghanistan in the Years 1838-1839, Under the Command of HE Lieut-General Sir John (now Lord) Keane, GCB & GCH, Commander-in-Chief; W Thacker and Co; 1840<br />William Hough writes: “12. Camels carried off. (20th June, 1839) - Thermtr. 4 AM 66 degrees. To-day about 150 camels belonging to one of HM’s Regts were carried off, while grazing close to camp; one of five unarmed Europeans in charge killed, and the rest severely wounded. A guard of a Sergt and eight men was sent out as a protection to the camels, but they went into a village to escape from the heat of the sun; and knew nothing of the camels being carried off till too late. The five unarmed men went down to the rivulet to water the camels; a gang of mounted Affghan robbers, rushed from concealment, and drove off the camels. The Europeans behaved as well as men could do, without arms, in defending the camels. The Brigr of the day went out immediately, with the picquets, but the camels were off to the hills, and could not be traced.”
Liggende Photo Album Vol. 3 (Norwegian Edition)
by famous unknown

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Norwegian

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May 26, 2017

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En samling av bilder av berømte severdigheter i Japan, ukjente turiststeder , ulike landskap.
Landscape Photo Album Vol. 3
by famous unknown

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English

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May 26, 2017

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A collection of photographs of famous sightseeing spots in Japan, unknown tourist spots, various landscapes.
Western Medicine and Colonial Society: Hospitals of Calcutta, c. ...
by Srilata Chatterjee

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English

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May 26, 2017

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Western Medicine and Colonial Society studies the social and political environment that spurred the development of hospitals and asylums in Calcutta under the East India Company’s rule from c.1757 to 1860. Over the past few decades, academic research on the medical history of colonial India has concentrated mostly on the public health policy of the colonial government and the ingenious contrivance between colonial power and medicine in the formation of an empire, while neglecting the history of hospitals in the colonies. The present work attempts to bridge this gap by tracing the trajectories of hospital formation for the indigenous population, beginning with the early military and European hospitals. The book also focuses on the growth of dispensaries in the suburbs of Calcutta, as well as speciality hospitals in the city. Based on a thorough examination of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century records preserved in India and the UK, this volume attempts to link the urban development of Calcutta, as the second capital of the Empire, with the social, political and cultural forces that fashioned the process of institutional health care in the city, and which became an important legacy for the organization of health care after India’s Independence.
An Advanced History of Modern India
by Sailendra Nath Sen

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English

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May 26, 2017

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An Advanced History of Modern India has been designed for undergraduate students as well as those preparing for the Civil Services Examinations at both, the central and state levels. It is a daunting task to write a book of this kind when dynamic changes have occurred in the last three decades in the in the historiography of modern India, including the advent of Subaltern Studies, that has changed our perspective completely. This user-friendly textbook attempts to weave the known facts of history with the unknown, and thus foster a spirit of enquiry among its young readers. Apart from political history, due emphasis has been laid on socio-economic changes, administrative innovations, cultural ferments and the trials and tribulations of nationalist movements. Due importance has also been given to the post-independence era that led to the emergence of a new India vibrant with a fresh lease of life. Adequately illustrated with maps, this volume also contains a detailed chronology, biographical notes on distinguished personalities, a list of Congress sessions including names of Presidents, Prime Ministers, Presidents and Vice-Presidents of independent India as well as an exhaustive bibliography.<br />
History of China
by Geirr Mayamiko

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English

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May 26, 2017

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The economic results of the Turkestan trade in this period were not so<br />unfavourable as in the earlier Han period. The army of occupation was<br />incomparably smaller, and under Pan Ch'ao's policy the soldiers were fed<br />and paid in Turkestan itself, so that the cost to China remained small.<br />
Living with Water: Peoples, Lives and Livelihoods in Asia and Bey...
by Edited by

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English

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May 26, 2017

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Living with Water: Peoples, Lives and Livelihoods in Asia and Beyond examines the relation between water and human history through the prism of archaeology, ethnography, history, maritime anthropology, literature, sociology and musicology. Moving away from<br />traditional themes of maritime history such as oceanic trade, migration, slavery, piracy, shipping and port-to-port linkages—and from the generic themes of maritime contacts and market exchanges, of cultural contacts and technology transfers, and of collaboration versus military conflict—the volume focusses instead on human-water interaction in history. We present different types of archives facilitating a history of water with the aim of widening the scope of water histories. Water histories have the potential of bringing remote, marginal histories to the centre of historical research. As Harlaftis (2010) and Grafe (2011) have noted, such histories provide atool for linking the local and the regional with the global, and also provide the possibility of comparing the various scales or levels of water’s interaction and intervention with peoples’ lives. The spatial extent of the volume is Russia, Bangladesh, India (Assam, Bengal, the Tamil country) and the Philippines. Moving away from traditional themes of maritime history such as oceanic trade, migration, slavery, piracy, shipping and port-to-port linkages—and from the generic themes of maritime contacts and market exchanges, of cultural contacts and technology transfers, and of collaboration versus military conflict—the volume focusses instead on human-water interaction in history. We present different types of archives facilitating a history of water with the aim of widening the scope of water histories. Water histories have the potential of bringing remote, marginal histories to the centre of historical research. As Harlaftis (2010) and Grafe (2011) have noted, such histories provide atool for linking the local and the regional with the global, and also provide the possibility of comparing the various scales or levels of water’s interaction and intervention with peoples’ lives. The spatial extent of the volume is Russia, Bangladesh, India (Assam, Bengal, the Tamil country) and the Philippines.
Histories, Regions, Nodes: Essays for Rattan Lal Hangloo
by Edited by

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English

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May 26, 2017

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The volume Histories, Regions, Nodes is a collection of eighteen essays that brings together assorted opinions and issues raised by scholars on themes related to trade and urbanization, art, architecture and popular culture, religion and ideology, historiography, nature of state, status of women, diplomacy and ethnic conflict in remote parts of India. Contributed by scholars who have known Professor Rattan Lal Hangloo over the years, these essays deliberate upon political, cultural and economic aspects of history to which Professor Hangloo as a historian has contributed. The medieval Indian State, Central Asian affairs, Indian diaspora and contemporary politics in Kashmir are areas that have interested Professor Hangloo throughout. His wide-ranging research and forthright views as well as his lasting contribution to the discipline of history and beyond enunciate an academic spirit that cuts across many boundaries.
Tilling the Land: Agricultural Knowledge and Practices in Colonia...
by Edited by

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English

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May 26, 2017

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This volume sheds light on systems of agricultural knowledge, inherited agricultural practices and allied activities, adoption of new knowledge as well as attempts at modernization, and the involvement and perception of the key historical players and agricultural pioneers who initiated the process of transformation of the system of agrarian production and the creation of a new agrarian knowledge base against the backdrop of burgeoning Western scientific knowledge. Going beyond the scope of work of those who have written agrarian histories of colonial India focussing primarily on issues related to control over land, organization of agrarian production, agrarian relations, rural credit and agrarian commercial network, this volume attempts to examine the productionist discourse in the colonial period as well as throws new light on hitherto unexplored issues related to the colonial impact on indigenous agrarian systems.
Qing Governors and Their Provinces: The Evolution of Territorial ...
by R. Kent Guy

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English

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512

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May 01, 2017

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<P>During the Qing dynasty (1644�1911), the province emerged as an important element in the management of the expanding Chinese empire, with governors -- those in charge of these increasingly influential administrative units -- playing key roles. R. Kent Guy�s comprehensive study of this shift concentrates on the governorship system during the reigns of the Shunzhi, Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong emperors, who ruled China from 1644 to 1796.</P><P>In the preceding Ming dynasty (1368�1644), the responsibilities of provincial officials were ill-defined and often shifting; Qing governors, in contrast, were influential members of a formal administrative hierarchy and enjoyed the support of the central government, including access to resources. These increasingly powerful officials extended the court�s influence into even the most distant territories of the Qing empire.</P><P>Both masters of the routine processes of administration and troubleshooters for the central government, Qing governors were economic and political administrators who played crucial roles in the management of a larger and more complex empire than the Chinese had ever known. Administrative concerns varied from region to region: Henan was dominated by the great Yellow River, which flowed through the province; the Shandong governor dealt with the exchange of goods, ideas, and officials along the Grand Canal; in Zhili, relations between civilians and bannermen in the strategically significant coastal plain were key; and in northwestern Shanxi, governors dealt with border issues.</P><P>Qing Governors and Their Provinces uses the records of governors� appointments and the laws and practices that shaped them to reconstruct the development of the office of provincial governor and to examine the histories of governors� appointments in each province. Interwoven throughout is colorful detail drawn from the governors� biographies.</P>

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